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Program Description

  Conference and Visitors Bureau

The Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) promotes Montgomery County as a destination for meetings/conferences, student group travel, group tours, leisure travel, and amateur sports events. The CVB develops and distributes publications on points of interest to tourists, implements public information campaigns promoting tourism and event facilitation in Montgomery County, and attends trade shows and sales missions in target markets. The CVB also serves as a resource center assisting small and large hospitality businesses considering new product development and/or expansions. The CVB coordinates with the Maryland Office of Tourism Development (Visit Maryland), Maryland Film Office, Capital Region USA (CRUSA), TEAM Maryland, and national and regional events to promote tourism growth, increased visitor spending, and visitation in Montgomery County. The CVB manages the tourism marketing grant provided annually by the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The CVB operates on contract with the Department of Finance. Funding is based on seven percent of the total hotel/motel tax revenues.

Program Contacts

Contact Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2788 for more information regarding the operating budget for the Non-Departmental Accounts.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved16328340.00
Increase Cost: Backfill Revenue Shortfall with ARPA Funds to Maintain a Level-Funded FY21 Budget8042000.00
Decrease Cost: Operating Expenditures to Reflect Revenue Loss due to the Pandemic-8042000.00
FY22 Approved16328340.00